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through the night to clear a stretch of new york's long island expressway and have city-bound lanes open this morning for rush hour. the l.i.e. is the main way into the city from long island. so we are all over this big digout. indra petersons is in long island, george howell is in hamden, connecticut. we begin in boston where the big concern is power outages, how to get all of those folks out. indra, good morning. >> good morning. yeah, today it is also about getting back to normal. we still have 120,000 people this morning without power. temperatures are cold. tons of snow is on the ground. huge heaps of snow. today we have a snow emergency and school is still closed as the city takes one more day to clean out the snow. what you mentioned earlier is a weather charge today. a warm front is pushing through. highs will be in the mid 40s. a lot of the snow is expected to melt. before we get there, we will talk about more snow, several inches is possible and even freezing rain. so everyone is trying to get to work this morning. not seeing too much out here. it looks like people are listenin
. >>> and still developing, a search for the missing after an explosion levels a popular restaurant in kansas city. >>> and bratsing f ing fobracing storm. already started in california, but soon millions across the country will feel it. >> welcome to "early start". thanks for being with us. >> it is wednesday, february 20th. 5:00 a.m. in the east and happening right now, big developments in the case of oscar pistorius. we could hear any minute whether the track star will be allowed to go free and just in, brand new details about what investigators saw and found at the scene, including two boxes of testosterone and needles, as well as some unlicensed ammunition. the first officer on the scene says he believes a cricket bat was used to break down the bathroom door. also he believes that gunshots were aimed specifically at the toilet, not just randomly into the bathroom door. the officer also also described the wounds that killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. she was hit on the right side of her head, right elbow, and her hip. they are there are also new dramatic details coming to light about wha
are on the way from the city to assist if san bernardino needs them. >> pelley: john, thank you very much. we will continue watching as this story unfolds and break in withfy developments. in another major story tonight we are hearing from the white house that the president will announce a plan to withdraw half of the american troops fighting in afghanistan. shortly, president obama will leave the white house and head here to the capitol where he will make the afghan announcement as part of the state of the union address a new cbs news poll out tonight finds the president's job approval rating at 52%, but he gets poor grades on his handling of the economy, while 45% approve of the job he's doing, 49% disapprove, which is why the economy, with unemployment at 7.9%, will get a lot of attention tonight. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, democrats briefed by the white house tell us there will be specific new ideas from president obama, some he's never proposed before to increase wages and boost federal investment in manufacturing research. there will b
york city newsroom with the heart-breaking story. >> reporter: that's right. chris kyle, known as the u.s. military's most lethal sniper, and another man were killed at the rough creek lodge, outside of fort worth, texas. the accused shooter's believed to be a troubled, former soldier, now custody, after a dangerous pursuit. the loss has stunned the military community in which he was revered as an example of service and excellence. he wrote the best-selling auto biography, "american sniper," published by harper collins. that book detailed his 150-plus kills of insurjsents. texas authorities say 25-year-old eddy ray root is the shooter. he is believed to have shot the victims at 3:30, fleeing the lodge area in a ford pickup truck. a 911 call didn't come in until 5:30 or so in the afternoon. the motive is unclear, but a local station is saying that he suffered post traumatic stress disorder. the men had taken him to the range for help and he turned on the them and shot them in the back. the lancaster police took the suspect into custody after a brief pursuit. eddy ray root was taken to th
already. we're seeing a wintry mix here in new york city as we take a live look at our plaza. in a few hours, it's going to turn to all snow. the winds will be howling, travel nearly impossible. we're covering the storm from all angles this morning. let's start with al roker, he is in boston. that is the city, boston, expecting to get slammed, al? >> absolutely, matt. they've closed the schools today. amtrak canceling trains after the 1:00 train between new york and boston. the airports as we said closed. not closed but no flights. flights have been canceled. this is going to be the case up and down the northeast coast. here's what we've got. we've got two systems, a clipper coming across the great lakes, low pressure making its way up the east coast. and you can see the moisture from that system along the coast, the cold air being dragged in from the clipper. they will combine eventually later this morning into this afternoon. as we see the clipper transfer its energy over to the east coast system, that will draw in the cold air behind it, bringing up the moisture from the atlantic an
>>> good morning. breaking news. snow falling in new york city this morning as what's expected to be an historic blizzard just starts to bear down on the northeast. the entire region at a standstill. al is tracking it all from the city that could be hardest hit, boston. >>> a killer still on the loose in california this morning, police going door to door overnight, searching for a fo formfor former l.a. police officer. >>> and hacked. word this morning that someone managed to break into the personal e-mail accounts of members of the bush family, revealing private messages involving both former presidents. and a criminal investigation is under way "today," friday, february 8th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guttihrie. people around here are bracing themselves, snow already starting to fall in new york city. we're seeing a little bit of it in the we
of the school bus. >> that's right. elizabeth plan is in midland city, alabama with the very latest. good morning, what you can tell us? >> well, today is certainly a day for mourning as they lay to rest charles poland the man who protected those children. while we know the community is still waiting on baited breath for the safe return from that little boy. very little information from the sheriff's office. cancelled press conference. another one set for this morning. all eyes are on this man jimmie lee dykes. the sheriff's department tells us they are in constant communication with him. the little boy is being taken care of. meaning on this chilly morning there is heat inside of that underground bunker. is he getting coloring books and medication. as we know that bunker is stockpiled with god and other supplies. folks here really trying to stay strong. they are holding a prayer vigil every night right around 5:00 in the evening praying for that little boy. they hope he is brought home to his mother safely. listen here. >> my prayer is that there will be a miracle and that god will softe
will replace him. following developments live from vatican city. what have be learned in the news conference? >> reporter: good morning, john. in fact, father frederico lombardi is holding the news conference, and providing a few details. not a whole lot new. a few bits of information that are helping us to figure out what is going to happen here in the next few days. one of the things he said is that as you mentioned that there was no specific illness involved in the pope's decision to resign. he did say that the pope had had his pacemaker battery replaced recently. a normal operation, no problems. some of the italian press speculating that perhaps there was a problem with that operation. and another thing that they talked about was the idea that the pope's last general audience will be wednesday, the 27th of february and that will be the last big public audience before he resigned on the 28th, and i -- i'm willing to bet -- this is just speculation on my part, that most of the college of cardinals will want to be here for that. a chance to have a sendoff for the pope, a very public sendoff
to a pipe in his basement. kansas city police responsing to a chip from the missouri children's hotline found a 17-year-old boy locked up, appearing frail and hungry. the special needs teen told police he had been locked down there by his parents since september. according to a neighbor, the mother had been telling people that the boy had been out of town. after witnessing prior abuse, neighbors expected something was wrong. >> there were a couple times i came over here after school and he was sleeping on her front porch because they wouldn't let him in the house. it was sad. we cried a lot yesterday. >> three adults are in custody. the boy is in the care of the state now. >>> the boy scouts organization says it needs more time on whether to lift its ban on day troop and scout leaders. they were expected to vote on that proposal yesterday to allow local scout groups to make their own policies, but a decision was put off until the annual meeting in may. the scouts said it was due to the complexity of the issue. >> that will only ramp up the controversy surrounding the issue. >>> a baseba
is the chief meteorologist at our kansas city station, kctv. >> i'll tell you what, scott the worst of it is over with. this morning, we had widespread thunder snow from kansas to missouri. snowfall rate of two to three inches per hour brought this area to its knees with our motorists. we had stranded city buses. bridges were closed for a while. now, what we're anticipating is another round for this evening perhaps another two to four inches of snowfall, some freezing drizzle right now, and wind chills in the single digits. storm total for us is about eight to 12, 14 inches of snowfall for kansas city. >> pelley: chris suchan of our station kctv. chris, thanks very much. chris mentioned thunder snow. we wondered about that. it turns out that it happens when warm, moist air collides with cold air. it's a clash of energy that creates thunder and lightning. it happens all the time in rain storms, but only rarely during a snowstorm. the labor department told us today that another 362,000 americans have joined the line for unemployment benefits, but there is good news. the number of peop
real problem is that it was the wrong night, wrong city. tuesday night in washington, wednesday night in new york. there is a place called the apollo. amateur night on wednesday night at the apollo. >> ouch. that hurt me in the crossfire. lawrence o'donnell. >> it was a major proposal that he kept under a certain wracked by not mentioning the number. he said that he was willing, in this negotiation, to avoid the sequestered and offered to the republicans' medicare cuts. he did not specify an amount, just the same amount that the bulls commission wanted. he suggested arriving at them in very vague ways, one having more affluent seniors play more. there are a variety of ways to do that. one of them, probably were most of the savings would be, to change the nature of medicare payments from a fee-for-service system, which is very reassuring to the patience, to something that he was very vague about but was probably an overall fee for a patient in which the doctor, many would argue, begins to ration care in order to make a profit off of this limited amount of money that i could get from an
going. and that was amarillo. now the snow's into woodward. almost oklahoma city. to the northwest of stillwater and guthrie, moving into wichita, and even tonight, moving into kansas city. so bigger cities about to get hit. snow just coming down now. still not quite sticking to the roadways. salt working at this point. but tonight you will get another six inches of snow by morning. and then another four on top of that six during the day tomorrow. so it is coming down and it is going to come down everywhere across kansas, into kansas city, into elva, even a place where we've sent our short straw reporter right up there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put
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with guns and are not in favor of gun control. if you grew up in a city, an urban environment with more guns and crime, you're probably less in favor of guns and more in favor of gun control. if that holds true, there is not going to be a huge majority in congress for gun-control. seems like it will be pretty split. host: including democrats? caller: including democrats, although a smaller number. some of the ones who were gun owners said that boehner is in favor of gun control. he said he was a gun owner, but that he believed that some gun controls, particularly background checks, are important. there were 120 republicans that own guns, only 46 democrats told us that they own guns. 76% of congress answered our questions. host: why did people not answer your question? caller: they gave a variety of reasons. we had about 60 people total applying by saying that they would not talk about it. several said that it was safety reasons, that they did not think it was appropriate to talk about their security. several of them said that they did not want to tell burglars that they had guns, because bur
one or pick somebody up because things are busy. just one runway running. across the city there's good news. the mbta, the t as it's called, had been shut down. it's expected to opennen a limited basis this afternoon. the focus is tomorrow's rush hour. they want to be ready for monday morning. that's the goal and they think they're going to be able to achieve that. they advise things could be running slowly. plan to be there early and a slow ride to work. let's touch on the power outages. the majority of them are south of boston. the south shore, cape cod, 80,000 still without power on cape cod. a little bit of good news to come. tomorrow it's expected to warm to 40 degrees. today's a beautiful day. that gives crews a chance to get out and help get power back on and get their heat back in their homes. i'm sure they look forward to that. >> molly, thank you. >>> now that the snow totals are in, the not so lucky winner of the storm is milford, connecticut, with a whopping 38 inches. that's enough to lose many breeds of small dogs. anna is live in milford. you drew the short straw. how is
. blizzard dumped a staggering 40 inches of snow in hamden, connecticut. so much snow, the city's mayor says many roads there are still blocked today, at least nine deaths blamed on the blizzard, and as of late yesterday, 270,000 utility customers still in the dark. now, another slippery threat in the east and south. not out of danger zone. alexandra steele tracking the threat coming in this morning. >> good morning, john. danbury, connecticut, seeing ice. a mix of ice and snow. all snow in pitsfield, mass. the good news, it will all move through by noon today. freezing rain advisories, winter weather advisories, done by the afternoon. yesterday, 15 reports of tornadoes in the south in mississippi, of course, that awful scenario the powerful tornado. february in mississippi on average, they see about eight tornadoes during the month. not out qwest, but look at this. a rain tree. today, the throat not so much isolated tornado but heavy rain. yesterday and wednesday right along i-10, i-20 corridor, dallas to atlanta. and there is the potential for three to five inches of rain. not moving anywh
atlanta and you will get rain in your morning rush hour and mobile and pensacola and panama city. the only snowy weather is to the north behind the storm, breaking out from green bay, oshkosh to chicago. and behind that, it is extremely cold this morning from minneapolis through north dakota. that's a minus 45 windchill in north dakota this morning. that is not fun by any's standards. the next significant storm will arrive on the west coast, as we arrive throughout the day today and move to the middle of the country, especially wednesday night and thursday, potential m major winter storm in kansas and illinois and missouri and iowa. we leave you with a nice sunrise shot there, beautiful red hues. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal.
of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ >>> thank you all for a terrifi >>> thank you all for a terrific conversation. we covered a lot of ground. programming note, tuesday night, i'll be joining brian williams and our complete political team for complete coverage of the president's state of the union address. it's at 9:00 p.m. eastern/6:00 pacific, and we hope that you'll join us. that's all for today. we'll be back next week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> we've had no snow for multiple years, so everybody forgot how to drive in it, so now we finally get it and nobody knows how to drive in it or manage it. >> this is going to go on for a number of days. >> people are still digging out this sunday and will be for some time. good afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin. the massive snowstorm still causing lots of problems for many in the northeast, but traveling i
to overspread the midwest once again. kansas city could be the bull's eye just like it was last week, and the midwest could end up with 6 to 12 inches of snow. that's something we'll watch heading into early next week. erica? >> thanks. >>> there's a storm of another kind brewing in washington today. we're less than a week now away from mandatory government spending cuts going into effect. just this morning the president warned how it could affect you if congress fails to act. kristin welker is at the white house with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: lester, good morning to you. president obama has said he plans to have conversations with congress this weekend and into next week. but with both sides dug it, it seems increasingly likely that the sequester will go into effect. in his weekly address, president obama said it's up to congress to act. >> here's the thing -- these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. they can pass a balanced plan for deficit reduction. they can cut spending in a smart way and close wasting tax
later he has a reunion with one of his horses at a big city parade. >>gretchen: and the horse remembers him which is the end of the important relationship there. in the spirit of full disclosure, brian and steve, i have to tell you that some of the ones i really, really liked i didn't really see in entirety. my daughter saw some of them and told me. when i went to the bathroom she said you missed the most fantastic commercial. we were at a party. you get talking and i was like i'm supposed to be watching the commercials. >>steve: did you run the d.v.r. backwards? >>gretchen: no. i was at somebody else's house. that would have been rude. >>steve: we'll go there some of the ones we liked. first, it's hard to beat the rock. the rock's kids needed some milk. >> we're out of milk. >>steve: what does he do? a situation where he goes for milk, but along the way there are all sorts of things that he needs to tend to. he needs to help get the cat out of the tree and stop the bank robbery. >>gretchen: that looks very cute. i missed that one. did you have another one? >>steve: i did. fantastic. th
is personal. i've seen the tent cities firsthand. i have spoken with the women. i have counseled the victims and witnessed the scars of indignation and pain. i feel the anguish in my bones. but i also feel the hope. let's work together to ensure that no woman in haiti, no woman in this hemisphere or in this world has to bear the indignity of sexual violence. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. the constitution of the united states of america was written to put in statute the limits of government's authority over citizens. it does not bestow rights or permit freedoms upon american people. rather, it delimits what government of the people, by the people and for the people can and cannot do. since well before our country's founding, americans have exercised the right to keep and bear arms, a right formerly protected by the ratification of the second amendment in 1791. as a life-long defender of seco
the city because we can't move with all the snow that's surrounded the tri state area. >> 40 inches, in all of my years of broadcasting, i don't think i've reported one pound in the lower 48, but 40 inches. >> alisyn: is that right? >> i think anna has those computations. >> tucker: and this is a time-lapsed video with the camera attached to the ruler. as the snow passes, the snow gets higher, higher, ultimately burying that clock. >> alisyn: and old school. look at that technology and roads are left undrivable and many people are without power as we mentioned. anna kooiman is live with an update. >> reporter: good morning, you guys and good morning to everybody at home. folks in the northeast are still dealing with a tremendous amount of snow and some folks trapped in their homes and getting neighbors and emergency crews to drig thdrig-- dig them out. we're in milford, connecticut as you can see at the sidewalk that's been plowed out it tells the story. 13 years, the snow is going be to be covering here for quite a while and folks are going to be dealing with t driving around, nearly noth
: where? >> traverse city, michigan. i'll have the website by my end time with with you today. stephanie: i don't know if there's any marco rubio jokes left. >> i think there might be a couple left. it was great. i was doing live coverage with all the folks at current on there, so we timed it with david shuster and cenk, we all had bottles of water to drink from. there was so much focus on his dehydration, she have given a short shrift to his lies. stephanie: that's true. he fell into the orchestra pit at the end. there's nothing at a you're going to remember. >> how do you sweat that much when you're standing in complete darkness. i've seen snuff films with better lighting. this is why you need union lighting guys, marco. i know you don't like the sound of that. stephanie: boehner basically came out and said what i said about the state of the union with all these great ideas clapping politely as if to say none of that's ever going to happen. that's what he said, nah none of that's going to happen. >> it's fun to watch to see where they don't stand up. i try to tell my republican friends
for the morning commute and should be a complete nightmare for people coming in and out of the city this morning, a difficult week. this is the second storm this hit places like kansas city and chicago. you mentioned flights. more than 700 flights were canceled between o'hare and midway. you've got stranded passengers, but they will try to work into the system today, it is going to be a very, very busy day at o'hare and on the roads here as this storm continues to pelt the midwest. soledad. >> what a big, hot mess for people there. o'hare already a challenge at times. thank you for that. right to jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. we talked about you tracking the storm a lot the last couple of weeks. talk about this one. >> big snow totals. kansas city, picked up nearly 10 inches of snowfall. since then, things have quieted down, tracking snow on the radar. you can see for areas for wisconsin over toward parts of kansas. kansas city, picking up light snow. overall today, anywhere you are seeing up to the north and midwest, potentially 1 to 2 more inches of snowfall. the northeast is dif
put up by the city of los angeles, the city of riverside, where a policeman was killed on thursday, and the city of irvine, where two people, the first victims were believed to have been killed a week ago today. this money is coming from government organizations, from police law enforcement, from private donors, from corporate donors in the city, these cities. they say they've raised about half of the $1 million goal, but they sdpoekt gexpect to get tha million to put up for a reward for the information leading to the arrest and capture of dorner. the search is going on. the most visible part of the search up in big bear lake in the san bernardino mountains. very snowy up there right now. the san bernardino sheriff says they have about 25 officers out today supported by a helicopter. that's about a quarter of the number of officers they had at the beginning of the search. but as they've sort of whittled down the number of vacant lodges and cabins up there that they've got to check, they're shifting the manpower accordingly. and of course, that is the area where they found dorner's
is in vatican city with that for us. when we were checking in with you earlier, the pope was just arriving. so what did he say and how did he look? >> reporter: he looked reasonably good. he delivered about a 20 minute message and began by talking about the fact that he was going to be leaving the church. he thanked the audience, the people that had gathered for this regular papal audience. in fact the pilgrims that had gathered for their support and their love as he put it. he was certain the church would continue and he would like the pilgrims to pray for him and his successor. and then he went into the lenten message, the temptation of christ, 40 days in the wilderness and that the basis of the christian celebration of lent. he received tumultuous applause every time he mentioned it and also sustained applause at the end of his remarks this morning. so i would say he appeared buoyed up by the support he was getting. >> we're learning who are about his health. he recently underwent surgery. what are the details of that and do we know if that influenced his decision to step down? >> reporter:
. >> this is a shocking, shocking discovery out of kansas city, missouri. a teenager found chained to a pipe in the basement by his own parents. local police found the 17-year-old after responding to a tip from a neighbor who suspected he was being abused. the special needs teen told police he had been locked up down tlp since september. casey wine is live for us in kansas city, missouri. casey, what do we know about this? >> reporter: well, we know this is a very horrific incident, according to the police report, hard to imagine that a 17-year-old young man, apparently a mentally challenged young man would be locked in a basement and handcuffed for much of the time to a steel pole since september. now, let me show you where this took place. you can see the house behind me. down at ground level you can see that sliver of light. that is the basement where the police report says they found this 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel support pole. they say when they found him, he was on the ground in a fetal position and they said that the first words he spoke to them were "i didn't do anything
in the cities like kabul and other main cities we have. like kabul from nowadays we're having social media like facebook and twitter that people are receiving the news. but more than 73% of the population of afghanistan is receiving their information through radio. host: what about the literacy rates? in afghanistan, according to the cia fact book, literacy rate overall is 28%. given those numbers, how difficult is it your job of getting information to afghanis? guest: when you see almost 28% of the country is literate, meaning more than 72% mark is illiterate, that means we are faced with people they are not easy to receive things or digest things, so it is very hard in a country like afghanistan with the fact that more than 70% are illiterate, on the other hand, in afghanistan security, reaching for the people because of bad [indiscernible] because of the geographic afghanistan, it is hard work, but it does not mean it will stop us. host: our guest abdul mujeeb khalvatgar is director of nai media institute. we're talking about journalism in afghanistan, how afghanis get their news and the fre
story, as i've been saying. tell me about the mood out there in the city. your readership, and why this has been such a grabber, even as it developed in the beginning with this fellow with a grievance against the lapd. he claimed it was a racist situation. that hasn't been backed up by anyone that involved him going on this murder rampage of killing four people now allegedly. and perhaps going to kill more. tell me about the readership you've got whom. you talking to out there? people seem to be rapt in their attention. >> very much so. the lapd holds a pretty -- people are fascinated with the lapd to begin with. there is a sort of base level of interest that runs in the city for the lapd. it is a storied institution. it has a very infamous and famous past. so you start out from that, and you add on to a story like you outlined that really hollywood couldn't make up if they tried. it has all the elements of a movie that we probably will see some day in the theaters when screenwriters get ahold of it. but it has been a story that the city has gripped on to. our readership quite lite
bunker for nearly a week. mark strassmann is in midland city alabama w new details on the raid that ended with the death of the kidnaper. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on ethan's birthday fbi bomb technicians will be back inside the bunker for looking for and removing improvised explosives. the body will stay at least until this bomb threat is over. >> we're here to celebrate answered prayer. >> reporter: they called it a praise vigil people in ethan's community gathering last night to give thanks the little boy was safely back with his mother. fbi photos show the exterior of the underground bunker. bomb technicians have removed two improvised explosives, one inside the bunker the other inside this pvc pipe that jimmy lee dykes used to talk to negotiators. the standoff ended monday when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies. as he reached up he was off balance and vulnerable. when dykes opened the door rescue team members dropped two stun grenades their loud noises and flashes disoriented. within seconds has members entered the bu
as a hostage in a bunker for a week. >> mark strassmann is in midland city, alabama, with new detail os testify raid that ended with the death of the kidnapper. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. ethan's birthday. fbi technicians are still in the bunker. they're looking for and removed improvised explosives left behind. jimmy dykes' body is also inside and will stay there until the bomb threat is over. >> we're here to celebrate answered prayer. >> reporter: they called it a praise vigil. people in ethan's community coming together to pray in th k than thanksgiving for his rereturn to his mother. fbi has discovered two explosives, one inside the bunker and one inside the pvc pipe that jimmy dykes used to talk to negotiators. it ended when he climbed the 8-foot ladder. when he reached up he was off balance and vulnerable. ethan was away from the lad err and relatively protects. they dropped two stun grenades. their loud noises and flashes disoriented him. within seconds 14 members entered the bunker. officials described a fire fight. they believe dykes fired first
, small businesses budgets, cities budgets, churches budgets, schools budgets. my state of north carolina budgets. but washington does not. instead, year after year budgetless washington spends every single cent of the money it takes from the american people and $1 trillion more. not since 2009 has the democrat senate bothered to pass a budget. and not since 2010 has president obama submitted his plan for a budget on time. when you don't plan, it's easy to overcommit, and when a country overcommits year after year after year, it ends up $16.4 trillion in debt. that doesn't just rob our future, it hurts americans looking for jobs today. while government spending ballooned $8.5 -- 8.5 million more people have given up looking for work since 2009. mr. speaker, the unchecked spending has got to stop. it's time to get this government on a budget. it's time for the president to submit a credible plan. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and
achieve here. >> well, the carjacking and home invasion was in the city of big bear lake. now the action is centered around a small committee called seven oaks which is seven miles to the south of big bear. so we're thankful none of our residents or tourists were put at risk by this. right now we're thinking the most -- i have to tell you about the two law enforcement officers that were injured in the shootout. our thoughts and prayers are with them. we have a huge debt of gratitude that their defense of the community. >> their condition is unknown. we certainly pray for their recovery and sustaining of life. how are the two people that we were told were his alleged hostages? do you know? >> i do not know. wouldn't surprise me if i knew them personally. we're a tight knit community up here and most of us know each other. i do not know who they were. >> but as far as you know they were not harmed? >> as far as i know they were not harmed. i'm very proud of the way our whole community has bourn up under this situation. i think it's indicative to the spirit of the people who live here. what
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